The voice on the other side of the phone was crackling with fear:
“UFezeka lona. Lestory enesibhalayo asilona iqiniso. Amanga wodwa [This is Fezeka. The story you are about to write is not true. It is a total lie].”
The hysterical person went on to insist that Jacob Zuma had not raped her and if the Sunday Times published the story, she would sue our heads off.
After a long and rapid monologue in which she stressed that no rape charge bearing her name existed, she eventually let me get a word in.